2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2012 7:41 PM by mekanicHE
mekanicHE Level 1 (0 points)

Try to open iChat window, version 4.0.8. in Time Machine. The TM window changes to a finder window. Is this normal for an application like TM? Trying to get back an open chat. not recorded. Thanks.

G5, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • kostby Level 4 (2,780 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities.


    Time Machine is a backup file storage and retrieval system, hence the reason you end up in Finder (file system) when you select a prior date.


    I think you'd have a better chance of retrieving a recent chat link directly from iChat, File, Recent Items as shown below.


    I'm on iChat 5.0.3 (OS X Snow Leopard 10.6), so your screen might look different, but as I recall the same option exists in the Leopard version. (Full chat names are intentionally obscured for confidentiality, so only E's appear in this screen capture.)

    Screen shot 2012-03-30 at 12.16.24 AM.png

  • mekanicHE Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you kostby, this helps to figure out what is going on. I was woundering if this was the case, because I could see the folder for saved iChat chats. I lost before a save, Kpanic, and was just trying to get it back. Thank you again.